Amazon To Invest $200M In Texas To Quell Sales Tax Battle

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- While calling for legislation clarifying states' rights to charge sales tax on online sales, Inc. agreed Friday to collect sales taxes and make at least $200 million in capital investments in Texas, ending a dispute with the state over $269 million in unpaid taxes.

Amazon agreed to invest the money in distribution facilities and other infrastructure, as well as to create at least 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years to end the tax debate. Beginning July 1, the company will also...
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